quotative

noun
quo·​ta·​tive | \ ˈkwō-tə-tiv How to pronounce quotative (audio) \

Definition of quotative

: a function word used in informal contexts to introduce a quotation "like" is a quotative in "He was like, 'Oh, no! not again!'"

Other Words from quotative

quotative adjective

First Known Use of quotative

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Quotative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quotative. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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